The GCT Scale

We decided that it could be helpful (and humorous) to have a scale to rate the Pinstrositites on, since some projects are just slight deviations from their original pins and others are complete disasters. Thus was born...drum roll please.......

What does GCT stand for and why the burning toast? It all goes back to the project that got us talking about this blog...the Grilled Cheese Toast adventure (aka, the Not So Grilled Cheese adventure). We figured that was just about as wrong as a project could go (knock on wood...yes a project could get worse, but we hope that this is the worst it injuries or structural damage). So we named the Fail Scale the Grilled Cheese Toast Fail Scale...but that's just wordy, so The GCT Fail Scale was born. We ask each submitter to rate their own Pinstrosity when they send it to us.

Here's what each level means:

1: White-It didn't even toast at all!   This is when a project varies from its intended finished product slightly, but it's fairly close.

2: Two-Toned-Toasted on one side, but not the other.  This is when a project doesn't quite turn out, but it's still usable. More of an "It's not ideal, but it still kinda worked" mentality. 

 Brown-Darker than preferred, but still edible. This is when a project definitely went wrong, but all hope is not lost. Maybe it's usable as something else. Maybe it's semi-usable as intended. It's definitely not quite right, but not worth throwing away either.

4: Black-Charred, but maybe the dog will eat it. This is definitely a project gone wrong. It's no longer usable as originally intended, but maybe it's still usable in pieces? Maybe you can dismantle it for the future?

5: Up in Flames-Past saving. This is when a project hits disaster zone. There's no saving any of it. Time to chuck it all out.


  1. LOVE your site! Oh my goodness...sooo funny because it is soooo true! Great job!!!!!

  2. This is so perfect. I am excited to follow the blog and to at some point I'm sure, submit my "fails"

  3. I don't know how some of these people do all this stuff and somehow mine usually turns out as an epic fail. Thank you for this site!

  4. Oh, the *submitter* rates it! I couldn't understand why misunderstood directions and substitutions that caused the fail were getting 4s & 5s, it didn't make sense to me. Now I see the rating's kinda arbitrary. Very fun site!

  5. I am laughing hysterically at your site! I can't wait to show my husband (who continually rolls his eyes at me when he asks, "What are you doing?" and my response is, "I found this on Pinterest." So so funny!

  6. Awesome site. I discovered you through Jean Has Been Shopping blog. Where do I start? So many fails, but the one that sticks out the most in my mind is my Mini Mouse Cake Pop fail. I think I'll go submit it right now. Fabulous place ya got here! Loving the GCT Fail Scale.

    Sherri @ The Kitchen Prescription Blog

  7. I love this site! I check it every day and even submitted my own Pinstrosity!


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